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Over eight million Americans have trouble with their vision. Here’s how newsrooms can (and should) design with them in mind.
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Rather than create geographic diversity, digital news has pushed the industry into a few tight clusters. That has real impacts on the journalism we get.
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Data obtained through a FOIA request, for instance, gave a Colorado Springs Gazette reporter the “confidence to do something bigger.” The end result: a Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
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“You have to think about your brand as an interconnected ethos that should exist in multiple places.”
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The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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“Over time I realized that beneath the selfie surface, Instagram provided a powerful, unexpected, and mostly underutilized storytelling tool.”
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“Free content isn’t free; it’s subsidized by advertisers, who want to get their messages in front of users. But increasingly, users say, they’re the ones paying for the ads: with their privacy, their patience, and their mobile bandwidth.”
Indians crowd ticket counters at the railway station in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. The train stations are experiencing heavy crowd ahead of Diwali festival which will be celebrated on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
“I can think of a billion reasons why it’s in the interests of news outlets to overcome barriers of language, literacy, and relatively low-end tech.”
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“Let’s have a computer do what a computer’s good at, and let’s have a human do what a human’s good at.”
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The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
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The U.K.’s Times and Sunday Times are structuring their new apps and website around peak traffic times
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0Can audio go viral on Facebook? Here’s what happened when NPR ran an experiment for a month
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0NPR built a private personal finance Facebook group that now has more than 10,000 members
“The group has become a great community in its own right.”
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